Hanneke Geraeds-de Vries
I live in Belfeld/Venlo in the South of the Netherlands together with my husband and our three children. I’m a professional counsellor and coach with my own practice.
My first encounter with the Living Inquiries was mind-blowing: in April 2012 during an online session with Scott Kiloby I discovered that what I thought I was (most of the time that was some version of “I’m not good enough as I am”), was just a concept. That became very clear and surprisingly simple. It ended my search. That’s how powerful the Living Inquiries are.
But they can do even more! In my daily life they help me whenever someone or something triggers me. And that happens far less frequently. It isn’t always comfortable feeling the raw energy of emotions completely, but it is doable and always rewarding. I’m surprised again and again by what I’m left with after this simple (self) inquiry: often there is love and peace; sometimes there is just happiness and beauty in everything. A continuous un-covering of Life!
The Living Inquiries have changed my life: automatic patterns fell away, for example the need to please, the dread of future events, and the shame I felt around being nervous. I hardly experience resistance anymore. Instead a basic trust emerged, a trust that everything that happens can be embraced and that it is healing to do so. I can rest now, allowing myself to be guided by life itself. From this place I can meet others and myself, exactly as we are.
If it works for me, it will work for you too! That’s why I became a certified facilitator. My emphatic ability is what characterizes me. I facilitate online sessions, both in English and in Dutch. Do you live nearby? You’re welcome to visit my practice. At schools I also give training courses for children involved with bullying. These training courses are based on the Living Inquiries.
I’m happy to meet you, wherever you are now. I’ll be truly there for you, without any bias or judgment at all, to be the catalyst of your power to heal yourself.
Hanneke Geraeds-de Vries interviewed by Melanie Balint Gray on what still piques her interest, still gets her excited about using the Living Inquiries (6 min)
“For me, the Living Inquiries are about trusting life. I’ve discovered that I can trust where life is taking me and that I can face life however it shows itself”. And something about a pigheaded horse…